Exciting to see that Brendan Rodgers just played the natural eleven with just the change of Marc Albrighton coming in for Ricardo Pereira, who missed the game through injury. Man Utd decided surprisingly to rest a number of their key players.Embed from Getty Images
Leicester City looked fresh and very up to it, as they did against Sheffield United, with the exciting combination of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho showing what a big treath they can be if this is just given the time to develop and evolve.
The fact that Fred gave Kelechi a big gift after 24 minutes and gave the ball away and it was the easiest way to get a 1-0 lead, but again well deserved as Leicester had put Man Utd under pressure from start.
But as always and especially against Man Utd, Leicester often give away their advantage and almost with the the first attempt on goal Mason Greenwood scored the 1-1 equalizer after 38 minutes, seeing the teams eaqual after first half, not really as the game was a one way scenario all the way.
Brendan Rodgers had his best eleven out there and especially the three men defense looks good with the quality of Fofana, Evans and Soyuncu being so present and really giving Leicester City a great advantage.Embed from Getty Images
We also have to give the midfield duo Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi a lot of praise today as the two looked, as former Man Utd defender Henning Berg described it, the best midfielders in the World, and they are not far from it at the moment.
Youri Tielemans showed everyone what a great player he is, when in the 78th minute, playing a one / two with Kelechi Iheanacho and just rushing into the Man Utd penalty box and place the ball with a direct shot on the floor behind Jordan Henderson.Embed from Getty Images
Jamie Vardy also had his chance to finish the game of later on but his shot went wide again totally alone with the Man Utd goalkeeper. Dennis Praet came on for Ayoze Perez and getting a free kick became vitale as Marc Albrighton prefeclty found Kelechi Iheanacho on the back post heading it perfectly in and every doubt was taken away as Leicester City were 3-1 up, so fantastic, a lovely feeling and really getting to the semi’s of the FA Cup for the first time since 1982.
This was another perfect performance and despite a late approach from OGS making five substitutions in the 64th minute, it was Leicester City who came out best and scored two more goals and again showed, those wondering, that Brendan Rodgers does have a great team to his proposal.
Southampton are up now in the Semi’s, a great game to look forward to, and hopefully it will give us all another memorable afternoon, but Leicester City needs to be focused and ready, not to under estimate anyone, as The Saints can upset anyone.
- Brendan Rodgers again hitting bulls eye with his game plan
- Kelechi Iheanacho just going from strength to strength, what a performance
- Another fantastic defensive job from Fofana, Evans and Soyuncu worked
- Ndidi and Tielemans getting stronger and stronger
- Everyone putting on a great performance
- Giving away a bit of advantage in the latter stages of first half
- Yellow to Evans and Albrighton
- Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Castagne 7, Soyuncu 8, Evans 8, Fofana 8, Tielemans 9, Ndidi 9, Iheanacho 9, Vardy 7, Albrighton 7, Perez 6 Subs: Praet, Choudhury
- Leicester City, Man of the Match
- Kelechi Iheanacho
Match Stats (H/A):
- Possession: 48 / 52
- Corners: 2 / 7
- Shots on target: 5 / 5
- Fouls: 14 / 8